Water Temperature

> To: Aquatic plants list <aquatic-plants at actwin_com> 
>      Subject: Water temperatures 
>      From: Cynthia Powers <cyn at metronet_com> 
>      Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 21:09:16 -0500 (CDT) 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: 16 Oct 96 07:53:59 +1000
> Subject: Water Temperatures
> On the subject of aquarium temperatures,  What temperature does everyone's tank
> get to in summer?
> I live in Central Queensland, Australia, where the summer daytime temperature
> reaches a little over 40 degrees celcius most days (Needless to say I loose a
> bit of water due to evaporation!!)
> I have thought about installing a chiller to keep the water cool, but this
> option is very expensive.
> Before I moved out here I had a temperature gauge that read to 30 degrees C,
> but I had to buy one that went up to 40 because it was always off the scale!
> For those of you who live in Singapore etc, does your tank sit at 35-36 degrees
> like mine?  Do you have any problem with fish / plants?

Emmmm. 40C is way too high. Anybody know of any plant species that can
tolerate that sort of punishment? What about fishes?

I am Malaysian and my tank temp. swings from 30-32C. Some of the plants
do mind but the discus seems happy enough.

And chiller is the best solution. But as you mentioned, it can burn a
whole in your pocket.

> PS I too had to give up on UGH because mine was on almost all the time just to
> keep the gravel above the temp of the water!

Me too. So does Calvin Chin from Singapore. According to Calvin, you can
actually invite several form of algae if UGH is introduced at these
temperature extremes.

Zon Hisham ... Enjoying steamed Discus at 40C, decorated with
Hygrophillia :)